Travel Gear

There's no shortage of products intended to meet our travel needs. We'll be reviewing some of them on a strictly haphazard basis. Whatever we come across that we think is worth sharing. If you have travel related products you'd like us to consider for review, contact us

TravelWise Packing Cubes: Lightweight, Convenient and Versatile

I was recently asked to try out the sets of packing cubes by TravelWise and loved them. They come in a 3 piece set and a 5 piece set so you can select the one that would work best for you. I liked the larger set because it offers so much flexibility, but the smaller set is also excellent for travelers. Here's why.

Secura (TM) RFID-Blocking Anti-Theft Messenger by Lewis N. Clark (R)

Yes, the RFID-blocking is nice, and who wouldn't want an anti-theft bag, but the real reason I love my Secura Messenger bag is that is it supremely practical for travel.

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MyCharge(R) All Terrain Portable Charger

Who couldn't benefit from having a tough and durable lightweight power source to charge that flagging cellphone?.

Lewis N Clark (R) Sling Pack by Neala McCarten

I have a few must-haves when I travel. At the top of my list is a lightweight sturdy carryall that's easy on my back. Actually, until I found the Sling Pack by Lewis N Clark that was more on my wish list. But now that it's here and real I won't travel without it.
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myCharge HubPlus: Hyper Charge Your Devices by Patrice Raplee.

The awesome new portable charger for smartphones this season is the myCharge HubPlus. The well-designed and compact HubPlus delivers the fastest possible recharge for smartphones, tablets, E-readers, MP3 and BT speakers. Read the review at

The Pocket Poppet: Cardigan on the Go! (TM)

I confess that I wasn't initially wowed by the Pocket Poppet when the manufacturer sent me one to review. I liked the concept of a cardigan that tucks into its own carrying case but I expected it to have a hidden interior pocket for some of the stuff that I always need to carry with me -- hotel keys and perhaps a cell phone. But when I took my Poppet Cardigan on the Go! on the road I fell totally in love. read more at

Travel Gear Review: Zuca Flyer

You're going on a road trip and every day is a new place to stay, or your flying into several cities without staying more than one night or two in each. That means unpacking and repacking every time. By the end of a few days, isn't everything just thrown around and then stuffed back into a suitcase? Don't you find yourself searching for that one sweater, or that pair of pants that you know is somewhere.

Enter the ZÜCA Flyer.

Travel Clothes

Like many people who travel a lot, I have special clothes that are the backbone of my on- the-go wardrobe. The rule is sturdy and squishable -- delicate or temperamental fabrics are useless. These clothes must handle abuse and keep their style and shape.

Trekking Gear: For your mountain hike or your everyday adventures

Robert Painter answers the questions: I just trekked over the 17, 769 foot Thorong La Pass in Nepal. This presents two questions. What did I wear and carry and what in the world will I do with it now?

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April 1, 2017

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